The study was approved by the Ethical Committee of the Sacco Hospital (Prot N. 0012266).
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The datasets used and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
This research was supported in part by Regione Campania (POR Campania FESR 2014/2020 grants: “Monitoring the spread and genomic variability of the Covid 19 virus in Campania using NGS technology”, CUP B14I20001980006 and azione 1.5 “GENOMAeSALUTE”, CUP: B41C17000080007) and by Ministero della Salute COVID-2020-12371817. The funding sources had no role in the study design, data collection analyses, interpretation or writing of the report.
Conceptualization, MC and MG; formal analysis, AL, AB, SM, GZ, SC, VG, FR, FM, FC, GG, AW, CT, BB, FCS, NC, AC, FS, DF, EVR., IV.; investigation, AL, AB; resources, SM, GZ, VG, FM, AW, BB, FSC, MC, MG; writing—original draft preparation, AL, AB; writing—review and editing, AL, AB; visualization and supervision, all authors. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
Members of the SCIRE collaborative group: Claudia Balotta, Maria Gori, Patrizia Bagnarelli, Andreina Baj, Federica Novazzi, Andrea Orsi, Patrizia Caligiuri, Simona Boccotti, Maria Concetta Bellocchi, Loredana Sarmati, Massimo Andreoni, Nicasio Mancini, Elena Criscuolo, Rosa Gallitelli, Sophie Testa, Filippo Dragoni, Maurizio Zazzi.
We thank the members of the NGS and bioinformatics core facilities of the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine and Genomics for WGS data generation and analysis and Gianluigi Franci, Massimiliano Galdiero, Pasquale Pagliano, Giuseppe Portella and Teresa Rocco for their scientific contribution.